Solgar Flaxseed Oil 1250mg Softgels - (Linseed Oil) is a source of alpha-linolenic acid. That and related chemicals in flaxseed oil seem to decrease inflammation.
FORM (e.g. capsules): Capsules
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Solgar Flaxseed Oil 1250mg Softgels Size 100Product Type: Nutritional Supplement
(Linseed Oil) Hexane Free
Nutritional Supplement Recommended Dosage:
As a food supplement for adults, two (2) softgel capsules daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Nutritional Supplement Ingredients:
Two (2) softgel capsules provide:
Flaxseed Oil (Linseed Oil) 2500mg typically providing:
Alpha Linolenic Acid 1040mg
Linolenic Acid 300mg
Other Fatty Acids (oleic acid, Palmitic acid, stearic acid) 420mg
Softgel capsule shell: gelatin, glycerine.
People try flaxseed oil for many different conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and high cholesterol.
It is also tried for treating:
- benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH),
- vaginal infections,
- dry eyes,
- “hardening of the arteries” (atherosclerosis),
- high blood pressure,
- heart disease,
- attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Some people use flaxseed oil as a laxative for constipation, for weight loss, and to prevent breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Flaxseed oil is also applied to the skin to sooth irritations or soften roughness.
In foods, flaxseed oil is used as cooking oil and in margarines.
How does it work?
Flaxseed oil is a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid. The alpha-linolenic acid and related chemicals in flaxseed oil seem to decrease inflammation. That is why flaxseed oil is thought to be useful for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory (swelling) diseases.